In the news: Startup with WashU roots raises over $1M

Sparo Labs, started in WashU’s Hatchery class, has raised $1.86 million in its latest funding round. 

Founded by then-students Andrew Brimer and Abby Cohen, Sparo Labs developed an affordable medical device to measure breathing conditions via an app. The device, named Wing, plugs directly into the user’s smartphone and relays information about lung function before an asthma attack, allowing patients better control and management over their breathing conditions.

Portrait of co-founders Brimer (left) and Cohen outside of the Railway Exchange Building
Brimer and Cohen

Over the years, Sparo Labs has won numerous business competitions and has pitched to former president Barak Obama at the White House Demo Day. The Source details all of their innovative accomplishments since their beginning in 2012 as a student startup.

Read more in the St. Louis Business Journal.